Panama: Made in the USA explores the unanswered questions behind the invasion of December 1989 and looks at the turbulent history of US-Panamanian relations, in particular the bitter struggle for control of the Panama Canal. It analyses the ecomic and geo-strategic importance of a country literally created by and for the US government. Looking at Panama since the invasion, the authors explore the challenges facing the US-installed Endara government as it tries to rebuild a country shattered by invasion and the two years of US sanctions that preceded it.
John Weeks is Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. He has written widely on debt, development and politics in Latin America, Phil Gunson is a freelance journalist, former editor of the FinanciaJ Times' Latin Markets